EMDR Therapy’s Impact with Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence

Trauma inflicted by someone you are closely tied to involves a level of betrayal, confusion, fear, and impact. If the abuse is repeated—as often is the case with intimate partner violence—the complexity of the trauma can be increasingly difficult to process and resolve.

Author Jill E. Schwarz, Ph.D. serves as a research consultant for a sexual and domestic violence agency in the northeast. Schwarz describes a pilot study designed to determine the impact and efficacy of EMDR as a treatment approach for clients who had experienced trauma due to sexual and/or intimate partner violence.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Sexual Trauma & Intimate Partner Violence of Go With That Magazine™️.


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